Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.
It was a piece of news that seemed to drift by like a contrail of marijuana at a Jack White concert.
Well, it came out on Friday, so you'd think even Delta Air Lines might think it wasn't important.
More than 27,000 American Airlines flight attendants are at war again with management at the world’s largest airline.
After a fierce and ultimately successful fight that raged for more than 18 months over new uniforms that are believed to have caused symptomatic reactions among thousands of AA employees, flight attendants quickly donned their battle gear again late Thursday.
A resolute union is continuing to try to organize flight attendants and fleet service workers at seemingly impregnable Delta.
Today the International Association of Machinists scheduled an all-day demonstration at Delta's employee parking lot at the Atlanta airport.
by Heather Long
Rising prices have erased U.S. workers’ meager wage gains, the latest sign strong economic growth has not translated into greater prosperity for the middle and working classes.
Cost of living was up 2.9 percent from July 2017 to July 2018, the Labor Department reported Friday, an inflation rate that outstripped a 2.7 percent increase in wages over the same period.
July 31, 2018
Dear Brothers and Sisters:
Congratulations to our Local 512 Scholarship winners listed below, whose names were drawn at our Membership Meeting on July 30th. Scholarships are in the amount of $1,000.00.
Let’s start off with an update on the Equity Distribution; on the President’s call the International will meet with their lawyers on ways to apply pressure to the IRS with regards to the refund. It has been a very frustrating path, and they hope they can find resolution on this matter.
The Executive Negotiations committee will meet again on the 22nd and 23rd in Washington. They will continue to fight against the company's push to own the scope language. We have historically owned our work, and some of it pried away in bankruptcy. We need to be committed to staying strong and united.
It's fascinating that the company has not put out a video promoting their stance on owning the scope language. Very easy for them to flash money in front of you with one hand and take away jobs on the other side.
New Bus schedule on September 01at midnight so please be cautious on the change. The schedule will be posted soon, two location will still be K19 with one, two, and three lot parking and G/L stops with four and five lot parking to the terminal.
No changes to the fifteen-minute intervals except during peaks with double buses or 00, 05, 10, 15, 20, 30, 35, 45, 50. Stop #6 will eventually be eliminated. Please continue to use the red light at the bus shelter #6 for pick-up and only board bus that is going to a preferred drop-off point.
In this week’s meeting with management, the top discussion is the continued co-mingling of the AA lunch area with Envoy. The company added more seating and a refrigerator to the Envoy lunch area. But we expressed that without the back restrooms being fixed and remodeled this problem will continue. Projects of repairing Envoy's back offices and restrooms remain set. They will refresh the old work-out room to a break area, with no timeline set.
Additional discussions on IAB pier mats, they are still waiting on vendor delivery. Continued debate on IAB/T5 bathrooms with the city, we are looking for total remodeling. The roadway from L10 to M3 the company will discuss with the city on grinding the bumps. Inbound/bagroom power washing scheduling, new T-link performance, and missing airbus water stands on the H-side were discussed.
The company has an ORD Hub page in Jetnet, you can access it by typing in search ORD HUB, then click on it. All information pertaining to our hub is on it and it also has a Question and Answer section. Please use it for all questions pertaining to our bus situation. You will get more direct answers from management.
Daniel DiSalvo breaks down the wide-reaching implications of the upcoming Supreme Court case, Janus v. AFSCME.
Clarification on bringing oversized bags up the jet-bridge stairs is as follows.
The dumb-waiter is only to be used when items cannot be safely
carried up the jet-bridge stairs. An item can be safely carried when the FSC is able to carry it with one hand while utilizing the handrail with the other hand.
When strollers, wheelchairs or heavy crew bags cannot be carried while holding the handrail, they may be sent up the dumb-waiter. The crew chief will determine the need to contact customer care and have them send the dumb-waiter down for loading. Customer care can be reached on channel 1 of the radio. When the crew chief is unable to reach customer care they are to contact their zone CSM for assistance in the communication process. We hope this clears up any confusion on the issue. As always the safety of our members is first and foremost.
Vice President, Szwed
TWU Local 512
512 Strong H9 Crew May 28, 2018
Steward Training May 29, 2018
512 Strong ROC May 28, 2018
Mike Neville's Retirement Congratulations
TWU Local 512 President Juan Elvira Ramp Safety Walk
TWU Local 512 President Juan Elvira Ramp Safety Walk
TWU Local 512 Secretary Treasurer Mike Rubel
TWU Local 512 Vice President Mike Szwed
TWU Local 512 President Juan Elvira
New Officers of TWU local 512 Sworn in
International Rep Gary Peterson
TWU Local 512 is proud to announce the Local 512 app for your smart phone is available for download in the Apple store and the Google play store.
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